Nathan Barker leads way in Sunday victory over UNB; Lady Hawks lose two to visiting Varsity Reds
The Memorial Sea-Hawks men’s basketball team snapped a three-game winless streak with an 87-77 win over the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Sunday at the Field House in St. John’s.
The win gives the 3-6 Sea-Hawks a split of the two-game series — worth four points each — after MUN dropped a 91-84 decision Saturday night.
Memorial’s women’s squad wasn’t as fortunate, losing both games to the Varsity Reds by scores of 77-70 Sunday and 87-79 Saturday.
The Atlantic University Sport conference games were the first for both Sea-Hawks’ squads since the five-week Christmas/exam break.
Sea-Hawks star Nathan Barker of Corner Brook once again led Memorial in Sunday’s 10-point win with 27 points. Jason Thompson and Daniel Foo both chipped in with 12 points. Paddy Dawe added 10.
The Sea-Hawks had a sizeable 45-29 lead at the half.
Barker also came up big Saturday with 26 points. Emanuel Ring scored 20 and Foo netted 18 in that one.
Barker is now second in conference scoring with 21.3 points.
For the Lady Birds, Sydney Stewart had a big weekend, scoring 24 points Sunday and 31 Saturday. Like Barker, Stewart, from Sarnia, Ont., is also second in the conference in scoring with an average of 22.9 points per game.
Haille Nickerson scored 20 points Sunday and Sydney Ezekiel added 17. On Saturday, it was Ezekiel with 15 points and Nickerson with 14.
Next weekend, both Memorial teams are in Wolfville, N.S., for a pair of games each against Acadia University.